Special Benefit Opening Reception for Amagansett Life Saving Station exhibition
The opening reception for the Amagansett Life Saving Station exhibition, "June 13, 1942: Saboteurs Land in Amagansett," to take place on Friday, August 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets cost $100 each. All proceeds to go toward the completion of the restoration and renovation of the 1902 structure.
2014 Antiques at Mulford Farm
Managed by Morgan MacWhinnie, the show will feature more than 60 dealers displaying and selling a wide range of furniture, textiles, and collectibles.
Poetry Marathon at the Marine Museum
July 13: Fran Castan and Scott Chaskey
July 20: Anne Sager and Dan Moran\
July 27: Kathryn Levy and Geoffrey O'Brien
August 3: Greg Moglia and Rosalind Brenner
August 10: Dick Lynn and Michael Walsh
August 17: Pamela Kallimanis and Pat Falk
Each week the reading starts at 5 p.m.; a reception follows.
HITFest Presents "The Tempest"
The troupe of actors will perform Shakespeare's "The Tempest" Wednesday through Sunday, Aug. 7 - 24 (not Aug. 8), 7 p.m.
For more information go to HITFest.org or e-mail Josh Perl at Josh@HITFest.org.
$20 general admission
$10 for teenagers and students
Free for children 10 and younger
Films at the Farm
Sponsored by Guild Hall and the East Hampton Historical Society.
$5 per person; children under 5 are free.
Take a blanket and a picnic. Snacks will be available.
East Hampton Garden Club Flower Show
Among the exhibitions is included "Trees Through Time," which looks at the last hundred years of East Hampton's trees, with suggestions for your own sustainable planting.
TOURS & PROGRAMS
Historical Cemetery Tours
On Saturday, July 26, meet Hugh King at the Mulford Farm gate, 10 James Lane, rain or shine, and be treated to a tour of the South End Burying Ground; $10 each, reservations required.
"In and Around the Hook"
On Saturday, August 9, Richard Barons, the Historical Society Director, and Hugh King, the Village Historian, will lead a walk down Newtown Lane that includes a stroll to the Hook Mill and the North End Cemetery. It will last about an hour and a half. Limited to 20 people. IMPORTANT: Meet at the Osborne House, 88 Newtown Lane.
"East Side of Main Street Architecture and Character Studies"
On Saturday, August 23, Richard Barons will introduce you to some of our finest architectural treasures and explore the lives of some of the past famous and infamous owners; IMPORTANT: Meet at Village Hall, 86 Main Street, East Hampton.
Herb Program for Adults
Adults will be instructed in the use of herbs they can grow themselves. In honor of Shakespeare's 450th anniversary and the August performance of "The Tempest" by the Hamptons Shakespeare Festival, flowers and herbs that were grown in his time have been planted at the Mulford Farm.
"Back Home: The Hedges Heirlooms"
The Hedges family first arrived in East Hampton in 1650. Noted for their long lives (averaging 85 years), family members have farmed, fished, whaled, dug for gold in California, practiced law, crafted silver spoons, held public office . . . and they continue to live and work in the town today. Judge Henry P. Hedges wrote a history of the town in 1897 and Samuel C. Hedges (1870 - 1952) was president of the East Hampton Historical Society. Over the years the family has given much time and many artifacts to our collections. Recently Mr. and Mrs. William D. Hedges sent back home, from Florida, a sensational gift of family heirloomks our of the old Hedges House that overlooks Town Pond. We are now sharing a selection of these family treasures for your enjoyment.
No admission charge; donations are appreciated.
"June 13, 1942: Saboteurs Land in Amagansett"
The mainly German-American men picked for Operation Pastorius had three weeks of training in chemistry, incendiaries, explosives, timing devices, secret writing, and concealment of identity before shipping out on May 16, 1942, in U-202 from a German base in France, bound for Long Island. The saboteurs were to wreak havoc by disabling railroads, blowing up aluminum and magnesium plants, canals, waterways, and locks -- and strike terror in the U.S. population on its own soil. A second team was sent in another U-boat a few days later to the coast of Florida. Thanks to the absence of deeply felt Nazi ideology, lack of team spirit, and the quick wittedness of the young coast guardsman patrolling the beach that night, the men who landed in Amagansett were caught and the plot was foiled. Documents, artifacts, and uniforms have recently been given to the East Hampton Historical Society and will be in the exhibition, including a translation of the log kept by the U-202 captain for June 12 and June 13, 1942.
No admission charge; donations are appreciated.